Year of the Horse
Horse Years are seventh in the cycle, following the Snake Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Horse Year actually begins.
The Horse Years are 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, & 2014.
People born in the Year of the Horse will share certain characteristics. The Horse Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Horse.
Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, the Horse is the life of any party he attends. He is bursting with energy, always looking for the next place to kick up his heels and hang loose. He entertains friends and strangers alike with his humor and appeal.
Horse people are extemporaneous and quick-witted. They are quite intelligent and use their practicality to their advantage in their business and personal lives. Their sharpness makes them quick to pick up new skills and are able to handle many tasks at one time. However, this ambition can be harmful because Horse people often don’t finish what they start for fear of missing out on the next big challenge.
Horses are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. They are good friends to have and will always be honest with you. Although they are good confidants, Horse people do enjoy their alone time and are usually independent people. They can struggle with abstinence and self-centeredness, which can lead to a flare of the temper if they don’t get their way. Usually, after an episode or temper-tantrum a Horse can feel remorse, yet not all people will be able to forgive their reaction.
Horses Make Excellent…
And here’s some info about the Chinatown New Year’s Parade, also from betterchinatown.com:
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15th CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL
日期 : 2014年2月2曰 (星期曰) 下午 1:00時
Date : February 2, 2014 | Sunday | 1:00pm
地點 : 華埠勿街夾喜士打街起 –> 格蘭街(科西街)
Location: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.) One block from major subway system, next to Manhattan Bridge, nearby all out of town buses, and surrounded by major market place.
The parade route: